semantic categorisation and movement
kenneth paul collins
KPCollins at postoffice.worldnet.att.net
Thu Oct 3 01:42:31 EST 1996
Michael A. Lebedev, Ph.D. wrote:
> An alternative interpretation:
> Pictures with living objects are just the one that can be recognized
> easier. All these rabbits, elephants, ducks etc. are less living
> objects per se than they are symbols that we encounter every day in our
> lives (merchandise symbolics, cartoons, etc.). On the other hand, the
> non-living objects that you showed might have been from a less
> frequently used set of symbols.
your point is well-taken... I'd overlooked the possibility that there might
be a "secondary" correlation in my prior response...
Kerry says that "familiarity" was controlled, though... I'm ready to beg a
ticket to Austrailia to have a first-hand look at the experiemntal trials :-)
People hate because they fear, and they fear because
they do not understand, and they do not understand
because hating is less work than understanding.
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